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Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and guest instructor Nichol Magouirk for a jam-packed, creative die cutting class.

Are you a die cutting expert or do you consider yourself a novice? Do you prefer a traditional die cutting machine or would you rather use your computer to design what you’ll be cutting? Or maybe you’re just not sure! Never fear, we’re here to help! Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and guest instructor Nichol Magouirk for A Cut Above, as they show you the ins and outs and everything you need to know about the various die cutting systems.

You’ll leave class with the knowledge of numerous tips and techniques for using the Big Shot, Vagabond, Cuttlebug and Grand Calibur with various types of dies and embossing folders, as well as the Silhouette Cameo. The first half of class is devoted to traditional die cutting methods and the second half is focused on the increasingly popular Silhouette (Cameo, SD, and original Silhouette). Simple to complex, beginning to advanced – we cover it all! We’re here to help insure your projects are A Cut Above the rest!

* Note: Part 1 of this class focuses on die cutting with the Big Shot and Vagabond. However, the Cuttlebug and Grand Calibur will also be used. *

* Note: Part 2 of this class focuses on the Silhouette. Silhouette Studio software is compatible with all Silhouette models, so no matter which model you have, you’ll be able to follow along. Designer Edition software is not required. We only feature the free software. A Cut Above does not include instruction for other cutting machines like Cricut or Pazzles. Only the Silhouette. *

Class Type

Class Dates

Class Price

Independent N/A $18-$33 (see descriptions below)

This is an independent class. CLICK HERE for a peek into the classroom and to learn about our Interactive and Independent Classes at Online Card Classes.

The video below references Clean & Simple Card Making, but this class runs the same way...

Three Options for Registering for A Cut Above

Basics of all die cutting types (focus on Big Shot)
Using dies with stamped images
Creating window cards
Artistic card shapes & unique card folds
Partial die cutting & embossing
Using dies to create embellishments
Cutting mediums other than paper
Creative embossing with folders & dies
Masking with die cut images
“Sandwich” instructions for all projects
21 videos, 25+ cards
Setting up your Silhouette machine
Using SD cards (Silhouette SD & Cameo only)
Silhouette Studio software basics
Creating cut files that match stamps for easy “fussy” cutting
Using images from the Silhouette Store
Using card stock, fabric, and vinyl
Glass etching with vinyl
Using rhinestones
Print & Cut
Modifying cut images
Working with type in Silhouette Studio
Custom designing in Silhouette Studio
Using Sketch Pens
Creating custom handwritten words
30 videos, 30+ cards
Class forums – Lots of questions answered, including extra videos in Part 2 Forum area. Forum is viewable only.
Student Galleries – See creations and inspiration from fellow students. Galleries are viewable only.


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Each day offers at least one video & multiple card ideas from a variety of manufacturers. PLUS in Part 2, students receive free Silhouette electronic cut downloads from guest artist Ali Edwards & more!

Guest Artists

Supply List

Download a supply list HERE (full course supply list. See the individual part registration pages for Part 1 or Part 2 supply lists).

When you register for class, you have LIFETIME access to all A Cut Above videos, PDFs, and class materials.

Nothing is going away! Whether it’s a week after class, a year, or three years down the road, as a registered student you will still be able to login to A Cut Above for inspiration.

Register for A Cut Above - Full Course (Parts 1 & 2)

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  • Price: $33.00
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